HC Deb 10 July 1935 vol 304 c334W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement on the results of the consular investigation into the imprisonment of Captain A. W. Kane, at Palma, Majorca; and whether he proposes to call the attention of travel agencies to the risks run by British visitors to the Balearic Islands?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the replies which my right hon. Friend gave on 4th July to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Burnley (Vice-Admiral Campbell) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Epping (Mr. Churchill). Captain Kane's appeal will be heard at Madrid at some date before 21st July. Attempts made by the British Vice-Consul at Palma to obtain his release on bail or his detention in hospital have so far been unsuccessful. I have, however, requested His Majesty's Ambassador in Madrid to take such steps as he properly can, in case action by him in this respect is feasible. As regards the second part of the question, I do not propose to take any action.

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